Updated: Sep 22
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver; "don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."
This quote is from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis and I find it comforting when I need some reassurance. Even though at first it doesn't sound reassuring, it is when I think about how it plays out in the book. Lewis designed the Chronicles of Narnia books to be an allegory for Christianity and how to fight against evil in the spiritual realm during everyday life.
In this spiritual sense, what I take from this quote is that life is the battle ground and your choices in life are your actions in the battle. While you're fighting next to God, evil forces are trying to get you to make a fatal mistake. You're never going to be perfectly safe even when you're next to God, but you know He will protect you through the battle because he is a loving King.
To me, safety shouldn't be our focus when we go through life. Our focus should be on who we're going through life with.
I would love to hear your thoughts about this quote in the comments.